Moses Maimonides

Moses Maimonides, also known as Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon or by the acronym Rambam, was a preeminent medieval Sephardic Jewish philosopher, astronomer, and one of the most prolific and influential Torah scholars and physicians of the Middle Ages. Born in Córdoba, Spain in 1135, he later settled in Egypt, where he became the personal physician to Saladin, the Muslim sultan. Maimonides' works span Jewish law, ethics, and philosophy, and his most famous works include the Mishneh Torah, a comprehensive code of Jewish law, and the Guide for the Perplexed, a philosophical treatise reconciling Aristotelian philosophy with Hebrew Bible theology.


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  1. 1. The Guide for the Perplexed

    This philosophical work serves as a guide for people who are perplexed by apparent contradictions between the teachings of religion and the discoveries of science. It seeks to reconcile the philosophy of Aristotle with the teachings of Judaism, arguing that the two are not in conflict but rather complement each other. The book also discusses the nature of God, the creation of the world, and the principles of morality, offering a comprehensive exploration of faith, reason, and the complexities of human understanding.

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